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Alyssa Farah Griffin

Alyssa Farah Griffin

ABC’s The View Co-Host, CNN Political Commentator & Award-Winning Communications Strategist

Alyssa Farah Griffin

ABC’s The View Co-Host, CNN Political Commentator & Award-Winning Communications Strategist


Alyssa Farah Griffin is a co-host on ABC’s Emmy-Award Winning daytime talk show The View. Farah Griffin is the only conservative co-host on the show that has garnered numerous awards and honors, among them 30 Daytime Emmy Awards and 4 NAACP Image Awards since debuting in 1997. In addition to The View, she will continue in her role as a political commentator for CNN. She served as the top spokesperson for the president, vice president and secretary of defense from 2017-2020, making her the only person ever to hold each of these positions.

From March 2020 through December 2020, Farah Griffin served as White House communications director and assistant to the president. She was appointed to the role during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to oversee the messaging strategy around Operation Warp Speed, the private-public partnership to get a vaccine to market in record time.

Prior to that, Farah Griffin served as the press secretary for the Department of Defense and deputy assistant to the Secretary of Defense. She was the youngest person in history to serve as the top spokesperson for the Pentagon. During her tenure, she was the primary traveling spokesperson for the Secretary of Defense and accompanied him on key foreign travel, including a historic visit to Afghanistan to announce peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. She also managed crisis communications, including communicating vital information to the public and global community during attacks on U.S. military bases and a U.S. embassy. She also advised General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on communications matters and preparation for testimony on Capitol Hill.

Previously, Farah Griffin served as press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence from 2017 to 2019, accompanying him on numerous international trips, including to the Munich Security Conference and ASEAN Summit, where she served as part of the official U.S. diplomatic delegations. She was his primary on-the-record spokesperson and liaison to the national media. Prior to her time with the vice president, she was a senior communications aide on Capitol Hill, advising members of Congress on key legislative battles between 2013-2017.

Farah Griffin is a Washington D.C.-based communications strategist, and an alumnus of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. She is of Lebanese and Syrian descent and is passionate about advancing women in political leadership. She is the recipient of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Distinguished Public Service. In November 2021, she married Justin Griffin in Vero Beach, Florida.

Speaker Videos

National High School Leadership Conference | Young America’s Foundation

Covid Vaccine Hesitancy | The Hill

Bridging the Divide

Speech Topics

Fighting for a Seat at the Table: Women in Leadership

Alyssa Farah Griffin is used to being the only woman in the room and has spent her career fighting for a seat at the table. Now a co-host of ABC’s The View, where she literally holds the conservative seat, she often lectures on her time in the White House, the Department of Defense, and Congress working in male-dominated workplaces but rising to positions of leadership. Whether advising Four-Star Generals or the former President and Vice President of the United States, or meeting face to face with world leaders—including allies like NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg or foes like Russian President Vladimir Putin—she brings knowledge and experience as a woman who found her voice and seat at many tables, and she shows you how you can do the same.

Why Public Service Matters

For Alyssa Farah Griffin, accepting the role as former President Donald Trump’s White House communications director came down to one thing: public service. She had spent nearly her entire career as a public servant, including press secretary for the Department of Defense and deputy assistant to the Secretary of Defense, as well as press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence. When it came to working in the White House, she had no illusions about her new boss but felt called to serve her country when asked. “I felt convicted to go--even if I could marginally help,” she says. And that she did. During the tumultuous Trump presidency, she served in a number of key roles and ultimately became a leading critic of the former president. She was instrumental in helping gain critical testimony against the former President for the January 6th Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol. In this talk, Farah Griffin shares her journey and deep commitment to public service; why public service is so important to our democracy; and how all of us can make a difference.

Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Although we’ve come a long way when it comes to women in leadership roles—8.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are female—there is still a lot of progress to be made. In this talk, Alyssa Farah Griffin outlines what we need to do to make it possible for a new generation of leaders to ascend, from women owning their power and supporting each other to the importance of mentors. She also shares her personal journey and how she fought for a seat at the table. Truly inspiring, you’ll leave with the tools to take your career to the next level and own your power, while helping other women make their dreams come true, too.

Lessons From Operation Warp Speed and How to Use Them in Other Areas of Healthcare

Operation Warp Speed has been called a miracle. And there is good reason for it. In less than a year, two commercial vaccines to fight COVID-19 were developed in a partnership between our government and private sectors. The typical timetable for vaccine development is about five to 10 years. Operation Warp Speed got the shot into American arms in less than 10 months. The result was thousands of lives saved. In this talk, Alyssa Farah Griffin details how the team was able to achieve this “miracle” and the leadership and strategy that made it possible. She also shares lessons that were learned and how we can use them in other areas of healthcare.

Bridging the Divide

Alyssa Farah Griffin has served in some of the highest roles in the United States government and is the only person to have served as the top spokesperson for the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense in one administration. She brings years of experience navigating high levels of government, as well as how it intersects with the private sector. She has emerged as a leading voice for bipartisanship and encouraging unity within the country. In this talk, she offers a unique perspective on how companies and individuals can navigate political polarization in this divisive moment in our country and small solutions that can help get things done.

Congress, Divided Government and the Future of the GOP

Alyssa Farah-Griffin has served in senior roles in Congress, the White House, and the Department of Defense. She has been on the front lines of major legislative battles in Congress over the past decade and offers insight into what the American public, business community and both political parties can anticipate in split government in 2023 and beyond. She also regularly lectures on the future of the Republican Party in the post-Trump era.